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IESE’s campus and teaching facilities

Collaboration with the IESE Business School (University of Navarra) is mainly undertaken, jointly with other entities, through the promotion of facilities for teaching and research in cities of significant strategic importance for the school.

The development of facilities in New York was completed satisfactorily in 2014, after five years of fruitful collaboration. Meanwhile, projects in Munich and Madrid have advanced notably.

The Foundation has continued to take actions to fund these projects.


Munich: establishment in the center of Europe

The Foundation collaborates with IESE with the goal of establishing a center in the city of Munich: an objective that is expected to be achieved during the next financial year.

The foundation collaborated with IESE to identify the location, rental and preparation of facilities to lead teaching and research. In the Bavarian capital, the school could offer continuous education and education programs for senior managers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In 2014, an appropriate building was identified on Maria Teresa Straße 15. It encompasses 2,000 square meters. The building was leased and the facilities are being adapted. It is expected to open mid-2015.

To finance this project, the Foundation is leading a fundraising campaign aimed at individuals and legal entities interested in this project.

The IESE Foundation has been leading activities in Germany to support IESE since 2005, when the school offered the Advanced Management Program for the first time in this country. Since then, there have been other programs for executives, custom or in-company programs for German multinationals. Currently, IESE has more than 1,000 alumni in Germany.

IESE is the first international business school that is permanently installed in Germany. The new campus in Munich was built and designed by the renowned architect André Behncke. The new facilities will allow the school to offer, both in the short and medium term, a wide range of programs for German and Central European business leaders and managers. The German campus is also set to host two research centers, one focused on family business and the other on manufacturing and innovation.

This joint project led by the IESE Foundation and IESE represents an important step forward for the business school of the University of Navarra, one of the most global management schools with campuses and degree programs in Barcelona, Madrid, New York, Munich and São Paulo, and also offers programs in China, India, Kenya, Mexico and Poland.

Beirat IESE Stiftung Deutschland
Special Committee of the IESE Foundation for Germany

The IESE Foundation has been active in Germany since 2005. In 2011, the Foundation set up a special committee to carry out its activities in this country.

This committee has a dual mission: on one hand, to promote educational and research activities in the field of business; and on the other, the organization, development and supervision of a fundraising campaign to finance IESE’s new Munich center.

Members of the Beirat are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the IESE Foundation and receive no remuneration. The Beirat is governed by its own statutes that allow it to function autonomously and properly coordinate with the Board.

Members of Beirat IESE Stiftung Deutschland

Franz Borgers

Vice president
Annette Schmidt

Martin Klein

Dr. Heidi Burkhart
Mª José Font Boix
Dr. François Geinoz
Kurt Rack


New York: in the heart of Manhattan

In 2010, IESE opened its campus in an emblematic building in downtown Manhattan. Built in 1916, it had previously housed Columbia Artists Management Inc. The campus in New York has given IESE professors and researchers close contact with leading business leaders in various sectors, as well as a stimulating learning environment.

A year earlier, in 2009, the IESE Foundation signed an agreement with IESE USA Inc. to help this entity boost its educational and research activities in North America. Specifically, this was carried out through the acquisition of the 2,500 m2 campus, in New York City. Over the years, the Foundation has contributed a total of €384,964 to this project.

This year, the Board of Trustees verified that the objectives for the project have been achieved and, in agreement with IESE (the University of Navarra) the collaboration satisfactorily ended.